We often want to be “in the know” with God. It’s not easy to walk through difficult seasons or times the destination isn’t within our view. We have what Robert Holden labels “destination addiction.” He defines destination addiction as “a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is somewhere else. It’s when we suffer, literally, from the pursuit of happiness. It’s when we are always on the run, on the move, and on the go. Our goal is not to enjoy the day, it is to get through the day.”
We’ve all been there. There are just going to be “those days.” But sometimes we let one day become two and then weeks pass where we keep waiting for a better day or a better season. I don’t want to just “get through the day.” I don’t want to continually run after the dangling carrot of something better and miss out on what God has for me today. Jim Elliot said, “Wherever you are, be all there.” I want to stay in the day and squeeze the most out of it without stuffing it full. I want to be on the look out for how God is lavishing His love on me today. I want to have eyes open for how He might be able to use me today. I want to love the people God puts in front of me today.
Jesus never rushed. He had no never-ending to-do lists. He walked with people along the road. He gently washed feet. He broke bread with His friends. He took time to get away from the chaos and talk with His Father. He celebrated and feasted. Wherever He was, He was all there.
Let’s stay in the day. Let’s genuinely listen. Let’s break bread together. Let’s be “all there” for whomever God places in front of us today.
– Mel Anderson